If you’re considering adoption coaching, contact us today to learn more about our adoption coaching and consulting services. We offer resources online and can provide adoption coaching services anywhere, anytime by phone or email through our network of experienced adoption coaches. Review our pricing for more information.
For all families at all stages of the adoption process, GIFT offers support, strength, and solutions.
In our experience, we’ve found that many adoptive families feel confused or have questions about the difference between coaching and therapy. To shed some light on our approach and how we’re different from other adoption guidance providers, we’ve outlined the differences between adoption coaching and adoption therapy.
Coaching is a professional, client-focused partnership where the family or individual* is considered capable, healthy and whole, and able to achieve their goals with effective support, resources and guidance.
Coaching is different from therapy. Therapy concentrates on the origins of trauma, healing wounds, and processing painful experiences. Coaching is all about action. Coaching focuses on the present and seeks to help families develop strategies to address current challenges. A reputable coach recognizes the limits of his expertise. He will refer a family to a therapist or psychiatrist when appropriate.
Coaching, as an alternative resource, remains a powerful and innovative approach to building healthy family dynamics.
How well did actions and choices support the stated goal? How are patterns and habits affected by thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs? What changes might be implemented for better results? What resources can be utilized or added? Each piece of data becomes another part of the solution – and that’s the key word: solution.
As coaches with GIFT – Growing Intentional Families Together, we focus on actions and the future. We illuminate opportunities, solutions and growth. We use proven techniques and compelling questions that assist clients in seeing their resources and feeling empowered to be in the driver’s seat of their lives.
Begin your journey with our adoption coaches today. Contact us to get started.